Beach Rats (DVD)



An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn is having a miserable summer. With his father on his deathbed and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensifies, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman.

“It’s slow, sensual and gorgeously observed.” – Times
“Powered by a taciturn, soulful performance by its young star, this meditation on fear, shame and sexual repression packs a wallop.” – Empire Magazine
“This dreamily shot US indie is an insightful study of sexual repression and awakening, featuring a compelling lead performance from Brit newcomer Dickinson.” – Total Film

Official Selection: Official SelectionSundance Film Festival (2017)Chéries-Chéris (2017)Deauville Film Festival (2017)Film Independent Spirit Awards (2018)Gotham Awards (2017)Hamburg Film Festival (2017)Independent Film Festival of Boston (2017)L.A. Outfest (2017)Locarno International Film Festival (2017)Montclair Film Festival (2017)Sarasota Film Festival (2017)Seattle International Film Festival (2017)Stockholm Film Festival (2017)

Nominations: Best Feature Film – Chéries-Chéris (2017)Grand Special Prize – Deauville Film Festival (2017)Best Male Lead, Best Cinematography – Film Independent Spirit Awards (2018)Breakthrough Actor – Gotham Awards (2017)Golden Leopard – Locarno International Film Festival (2017)Narrative Feature Film Competition – Sarasota Film Festival (2017)Best Feature Film – Seattle International Film Festival (2017)Best Film – Stockholm Film Festival (2017)Grand Jury Prize – Sundance Film Festival (2017)

Awards: Best Feature Film – Hamburg Film Festival (2017)Best Narrative Feature – Independent Film Festival of Boston (2017)Outstanding Screenwriting in a U.S. Feature – L.A. Outfest (2017)Future/Now – Montclair Film Festival (2017)Directing Award Dramatic – Sundance Film Festival (2017)

Aspect Ratio:  1.33 : 1
Audio: 5.1
Cast:  Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge
Director:  Eliza Hittman
Rating: MA 15+ – Strong sex scenes, nudity and drug use.
Duration: 95 min